One thing I've never really gotten my head around is this: Is the 'Toxin' a chemical weapon such as a chemical corrosive weapon? Is it a biological weapon? Is it some mixture of both?
Pros and Cons of each:
1) Chemical Corrosion weapon. A chemical corrosion weapon makes sense because Toxins can damage vehicles, (rather than simply killing crew), thus indicating that whatever is sprayed, it should damage vehicles. A chemical corrosion weapon would also easily kill infantry, replicating infantry damage.
2) Biological Weaponry. This would be massively damaging against infantry, but not very damaging against buildings or vehicles (at all). Furthermore, I would expect a biological agent to spread far and wide, depending on the prevailing winds. The benefit of this approach is that the toxin is repeatedly referred to as 'Anthrax' in game. 3) I'm not sure about this, but I include it as a possibility.
- Since it's referred to as 'Anthrax' in the game, I imagine it's meant to be a biological weapon. Of course, it acts more like a corrosive agent, but then Generals is hardly realistic! EDIT:Also, toxins do damage vehicles, but not buildings. Makron1n 15:46, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
I think it is a mixture of both. In the Generals Challenge Dr. Thrax says something like "You know the mixture is just right mmhmm when the flesh falls off of the bone." I think he mentions that petroleum is a key ingredient also (I guess to make it stick more) when you capture a Tech Oil Refinery.
--18.104.22.168 17:27, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
- Good point there Mr. 24.172 etc. I think we should just stick to the term 'toxin' in applicable articles, keeping clear of any concrete definition of exactly what that is. By the way, you've reminded me that I really should create articles on the tech buildings... Makron1n 18:00, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
possibly a geneticly engineered strain of anthrax that produces a strong acid in tandem with it's natural poison
- Whatever. They are called Toxin Tractor so use toxin Dean amx 06:17, September 13, 2010 (UTC)